The Donald Trump administration has been against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the beginning.
One of the President’s campaign promises involved delivering a better healthcare option for Americans. Specifically, one that’s less restrictive and more sustainable.
And though they’ve taken strides to end “ObamaCare,” the controversial program remains mostly intact.
That may not remain true for much longer, though.
The Trump administration just took the ACA to the highest court in the land, and the goal is simple: overturn ObamaCare.
From Fox News:
The Trump administration on Thursday night filed a brief in a highly charged Supreme Court case that has the potential to completely overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, in the third direct assault on the law that has come before the tribunal since it was enacted in 2010.
This marks arguably the biggest anti-ACA move yet by Trump’s team.
A group of red states has presented the following case against ObamaCare:
They say that since Congress ditched the financial penalty concerning the individual mandate, “it is no longer a valid exercise of the government’s power to tax and therefore is unconstitutional.”
Previously, Republicans were infuriated when the Supreme Court ruled the ACA mandate was a tax.
Now, red state GOP members argue the mandate isn’t “severable” from the rest of the law.
And if the mandate can’t be separate from the law, the rest of the law must be deemed invalid.
Here’s a snippet from the Trump administration’s case:
The individual mandate cannot be severed from the remainder of the ACA.
Congressional findings incorporated into the ACA’s text clearly indicate that Congress would not have adopted the guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions absent the individual mandate’s requirement to purchase insurance.
The Supreme Court plans to hear the case during its next term, which starts in October.
If they do side with Republicans this time and consider the ACA unconstitutional, it could be gone by 2021.
At that point, Trump supporters will undoubtedly consider it a victory.
- The Trump administration is taking the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) to the Supreme Court.
- They’re arguing that the individual mandate can’t be separate from the rest of the ACA. As such, the entire law should be considered unconstitutional.
- If the Court does agree to strike down ObamaCare, most Trump followers will claim it’s a significant victory.
Source: Fox News